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Attention homeowners in Nashville and Jefferson County: Need an appraisal?

Check out the top seven reasons Tennessee homeowners hire Gregory W. Easter, IFA:

  1. Find the right listing price (whether you're using an agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge a property tax assessment
  3. To cut a monthly mortgage payment by removing PMI
  4. To reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. Review a different appraiser's report for verification
  6. In the case of a divorce in the state of Tennessee, when real estate needs to be divided
  7. To settle an estate in Jefferson county or Tennessee by determining the true market value of the real estate in question
Need help determining the price of your home in or near Nashville, Tennessee? Contact Gregory W. Easter, IFA.

At Gregory W. Easter, IFA, we understand the individual needs of a consumer looking for appraisal services. While our typical clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get an extra level of customer service in the form of an explanation of the process and even special consumer-friendly reporting forms if the assignment allows for them.

Pre-listing Services/For Sale by Owner

Since you have an emotional attachment to your house, it's often very hard to be objective about it. The professional appraisers at Gregory W. Easter, IFA will tell you what you need to know -- not just what you want to hear. We are objective. A professional appraisal is a very important negotiating tool once you have an interested buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your house will attract buyers. The appraisal is something concrete to show the buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your home's value -- not just you saying how much you think your home is worth. Potential buyers know you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be much more likely to give credibility to an experienced appraiser's value conclusion than yours.

Challenge Tax Assessment

Your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if you live in a local area that is declining. This means you are probably paying higher taxes than you should be paying. The earlier you take care of a matter like this, the better, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. When contesting your property tax assessment, getting an appraisal from Gregory W. Easter, IFA is your chief weapon.

Appraisals to cancel PMI

Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) canceled from your mortgage loan is an attractive way to save money for homeowners. Once your mortgage loan amount is below 80% of the value of your property, in most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI removed from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. At Gregory W. Easter, IFA, we're seasoned in helping people just like you rid yourselves of unnecessary PMI insurance.

HELOC recently frozen?

Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender might decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your home is near a declining area. Not only can this be difficult from a cash flow standpoint, but it can be destructive to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. A professional appraisal from Gregory W. Easter, IFA can help you reinstate your HELOC.

Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Do you need a seasoned professional to double-check your appraisal for efficiency, or do you want a second opinion without the expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? We can go out and check the subject and comps in a field review. Or, if you need it ASAP, we can provide desk review and verify as many facts as we can, using online data sources as well as our own files.

Do you need a retrospective review of an appraisal? Gregory W. Easter, IFA can help you with that. While usually requested by banks, you may need to make use of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.